Diet Soap Podcast #126: The Dream of Occupy
The blogger, political philosopher, and commie Jodi Dean is the guest this week. She returns to discuss how the Occupy Movement fits into this Late Capitalist moment, and we look at both what is great about Occupy Wall Street and what the movement's limitations might be. We spoke last Friday, right before Occupy Portland was scheduled to be evicted from two adjoining parks (Chapman and Lownsdale squares) in downtown Portland. The people of Portland made a terrific showing on the first night and thwarted police efforts to clear the park. Over 2000 people made the eviction impossible. However, the next day the city did manage clear the parks, but since then Occupy Portland has been popping up everywhere. A rolling protest is rolling through downtown and nobody knows quite where it will land.
It now Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, we're a couple days late with the podcast. I'm Douglas Lain the host. I was there on Saturday night and early Sunday morning and you'll here a clip or two from Occupy Portland in this podcast.
No excerpt from my book this week either. I will get back to that story, but I'm not sure when.
Listen to clips from the last night of Occupy Portland along with sound collages featuring Nat King Cole, Pete Seeger, and a Midnight countdown. A clip from Laurie Anderson's "Only an Expert" is also featured.